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8 The Daily Tar Heel Monday, February 17, 1936
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Stuart Tonkinson, joo E&or
GRANT PARSONS, University Editor
Bryan Gates, Nm Editor
KERSTIN COYLE, City Editor
JILL GERBER, State and National Editor
Scott Fowler, sphns Editor
DENISE SMITHERMAN, Features Editor
ROBERT KEEFE, Business Editor
' ELIZABETH ELLEN, Arts Editor
DAN CHARLSON, Photography Editor
Randy Farmer, Production Editor
There was a party in Townhouse
Apartments Saturday night. It was a
party that attracted quite a varied group
of individuals, a party that had all the
essential elements boisterous conver
sation, loud music and plenty of cold
brew flowing from the keg on the patio.
But a careful observer would have also
found a couple of tears flowing from
some faces, a few nervous grins on
Such is the scene as The Daily Tar
Heel undergoes its annual change of
Those tears rolled down faces beam
ing with pride earned during a year of
hard work. To those who just left our
ranks, we salute you on a year of
unyielding service to your fellow stu
dents and to the University.
The grins of anxiety and anticipation
emanated from the faces of the editors
and staff that will lead the DTH in its
94th year of informing and entertaining
the UNC student body. It is an oppor
tunity we will seize and run with.
There are several noticeable changes
in today's inaugural issue besides the new
headline type style. The redesigned
editorial page provides a clean, unclut
tered package of opinions from the DTH
staff and the University community.
Inside the "Letters to the Editor" box,
Adam Cohen makes his return as one
of our regularly scheduled editorial
cartoonists. Adam's work will appear on
the page every Monday, while Bill
Cokas' cartoons will grace the page every
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The biggest change in content shows
the DTH expanding its coverage of what
happens outside the realm of Blue
Heaven. Thanks to the paper's recently
resumed Associated Press service, you
can stay on top of events around the
state and the nation. But we will not
simply publish pages of wire reports.
Staff-generated news stories will always
be the meat of the DTH. This means
we need people like you who are
interested in the happenings affecting the
University. Look for upcoming
announcements in the paper about next
week's writing test.
You, thestudents, gave us the oppor
tunity to direct this newspaper through
a year that already promises several
major events. In return, there's only one
thing we ask from you involvement.
This new team of editors is exactly that
a team of editors. You are the
publishers. The Daily Tar Heel is a
newspaper with a 93-year history of
editorial freedom that features such
distinguished Carolina names as Kuralt,
Wolfe and MacNelly. It is a newspaper
that caters to a readership in the most
free four years of its life. The potential
for creativity and expression of thought
The challenge has been accepted to
put together a newspaper its publishers
can be proud of. As we accept this task
with hopes and anticipations for the
coming year, we challenge you to
participate in and contribute to this
On Saturday, President Reagan, in
the face of ever-mounting evidence of
government corruption in the Philippine
presidential, election, finally stopped
waffling on the issue. "It has already
become evident," he said, "that the
elections were marred by widespread
fraud and violence perpetrated largely
by the ruling party." The condemnation
was necessary; indeed, it may spell the
beginning of the end for President
Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The election was so helter-skelter that
Sunday's announcement of a Marcos
victory by the pro-Marcos National
Assembly carried little weight. MarcOs'
challenger, the courageous Corazon C.
Aquino, ignored the assembly's decision
as have many Filipinos.
Certainly a majority of Filipinos are
disgusted with Marcos, whose cleverly
disguised iron fist has ruled since 1965.
On the surface, Marcos has been the
quintessentially urbane diplomat. For
years, he has preached moderate politics,
a rarity in Southeast Asia. He has
spoken for the United States and against
communism, his appearance always
Beneath the facade, which is only now
being stripped away, Marcos is a despot.
He imposed martial law and established
curfews. His government teems with
corruption. He is the leader who,
economists say, has looted the national
treasury of at least $3 billion, while 70
percent of his countrymen live in
And he is the Marcos who rigs
elections. Up until now, most of the so
called "elections" have been easily and
neatly manipulated. With this year's
bona fide challenge from Aquino,
however, the story is quite different.
More than 65 people were killed in
election-day violence. Reports of stolen
ballot boxes and vote-buying were
widespreadThe international team of
election observers found no evidence of
wrongdoing by Aquino. Even Sen.
Richard Lugar, who headed the Amer
ican team and expected a fair race, was
convinced of Marcos' guilt.
With Reagan now thinking likewise,
Marcos may have lost an ally he
shouldVe lost years ago. "He is beaten,"
said Aquino. "When will he go?"
When he goes remains unknown. He
should go as soon as possible.
The Daily Tar Heel
Editorial Writers: Ed Brackett, Tom Camp and Dewey Messer
Layout: Siobhan O'Brien and Laura Zeligman
News: Jenny Albright, Lisa Allen, Andrea Beam, Rick Beasley, Lisa Brantley, Helene Cooper,
Vicki Daughtry, Michelle Efird, Jennifer Essen, Jeannie Faris, Jo Fleischer, Todd Gossett,
Mike Gunzenhauser, Nancy Harrington, Kenneth Harris, Suzanne Jeffries, Denise Johnson,
Teresa Kriegsman, Laura Lance, Scott Larsen, Alicia Lassiter, Mitra Lotfi, Guy Lucas,
Jean Lutes, Karen McManis Anjetta McQueen, Laurie Martin, Smithson Mills, Yvette
Denise Moultrie, Linda Montanari, Mary Mulvihill, Kathy Nanney, Felisa Neuringer, Beth
Ownley, Rachel Orr, Gordon Rankin, Liz Saylor, Rob Sherman, Kelli Slaughter, Rachel
Stiffler, Joy Thompson, Elisa Turner, Rhesa Versola, Laurie Willis, Bruce Wood and
Katherine Wood. Matthew Fury, wire editor.
Sports: Tim Crothers, James' Surowiecki and Bob Young, assistant sports editors. Mike
Berardino, Greg Cook, Phyllis Fair, Phil Gitelman, Paris Goodnight, Louise Hines, Lorna
Khalil, Mike MacKay, Tom Morris, Kathy Mulvey, Lee Roberts, Wendy Stringfellow and
Buffie Velliquette. r..
Features: Mike Altieri, James Cameron, Eleni Chamis, David Clark, Kelly Clark, Kara
V. Donaldson, Randall Patterson, Jeanie Mamo, Tara Reinhart, Tracey Hill, Sharon Sheridan
and Martha Wallace.
Arts: James Burrus, Mark Davis, Mary Hamilton, Aniket Majumdar, Alexandra Mann,
Alan Mason, Mark Mattox, Sally Pont, Garret Weyr and Ian Williams.
Photography: Charlotte Cannon, Larry Childress, Jamie Cobb and Janet Jarman.
Copy Editors: Jennifer Cox, Carmen Graham, Roy Greene, Tracy Hill, Toni Shipman, Kelli
Slaughter and Joy Thompson.
Artists: Adam Cohen, Bill Cokas and Trip Park. ,
Business and Advertisings Anne Fulcher, managing director; Paula Brewer, advertising
director; Mary Pearse, advertising coordinator, Angela Booze, student business manager;
Angela Ostwalt, accounts receivable clerk; Doug Robinson, student advertising manager;
Alicia Brady, Keith Childers, Eve Davis, Staci Ferguson, Kellie McElhaney, Mclanie Parlicr
and Scott Whitaker, advertising representatives; Staci Ferguson, Kelly Johnson and Rob
Patton, classified advertising clerks; David Leff, office manager and Cathy Davis, secretary.
Distributioncirculation: William Austin, manager; Tucker Stevens, circulation assistant.
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It might not be not spring yet, but with a new
editor in The Daily Tar Heel office, it's time
for some early spring cleaning. Time to sweep
out the dust, clean out the desks and throw open
the doors. As part of that open-door policy, we'd
like to introduce the people who will be putting
this newspaper together for the next year or so.
Editorial Writer Ed Brackett is a senior
journalism major from Hendersonville. Ed's our
resident celebrity: each year, millions of people
gather at Times Square, listen to the Guy
Lombardo Orchestra, participate in bowl games
and drink gallons of eggnog to . celebrate his
birthday, Jan. 1. His claim to fame was seeing
Dallas star Linda Gray from a distance.
Editorial Writer Tom Camp, a sophomore
journalism major, describes growing up: "I was
blessed with a special creative talent. I remember
the day I drew a picture of my teacher, and she
told my parents I was very autistic." His favorite
rock band is Paul Shaffer's Late Night Gig. His
most successful line: "A rose petal feels like
sandpaper compared to your milky epidermis;''
second best line: "Hey, sizzling sea plankton of
love, you add meaning to my gender."
Kerstin Coyle, a senior journalism major from
Charlotte, plans to serve up the best as city editor.
She has a pet rabbit, Chompers, that she says
"provides me with hours of entertainment." She
bikes 35 miles a day and plans to bike through
Europe this summer. (That's Kerstin, not
Freshman Photography Editor Dan Charlson
of Minnesota loves Chapel Hill's climate. When
he hears other students complaining about the
Arctic weather, "I just remember that it's 40
below zero in Detroit Lakes, and I feel quite
Elizabeth Ellen will reprise her role as arts
editor for a second season. A native of Greenville,
Elizabeth is a sophomore political science major.
She's played the violin 15 years, "consecutively."
She loves Robert Frost, Igor Stravinsky and
Gone With the Wind, but hates Emily Dickinson,
midnight fire drills and artificial grape anything.
Production Editor Randy Fanner is in charge
of designing the paper. A junior history major,
he's a Southern boy with Northern parents: "I
was born in Minnesota, but I moved to Charlotte
when I was six months old imagine that!"
He once read a 400-page William Faulkner novel
while taking a bath.
Sports Editor Scott Fowler is a junior
journalism major whose goal in life is to run
a bar in his hometown of Spartanburg, S.C.,
just like his hero, Sam Malone on his favorite
TV show, Cheers.
Bryan Gates will be news editor for the DTH.
Bryan hails from Wendell and is a junior
journalism major. He says, "I guess I'm the
outdoors type; I like camping and stuff like that."
Bad news for Bryan: there's no window in the
DTH computer room.
Jill Gerber, a sophomore journalism major
from Charlotte, will continue to act as state and
national editor. She likes The Rolling Stones,
Daaaavid Letterman and a Hector's double
cheese on a pita with everything but tomatoes
Business Editor Robert Keefe, a.k.a. LT1 Bob,
calls Raleigh home. He's a sophomore journalism
major whose favorite color is beer yellow and
whose favorite activity is skipping class.
Editorial writer Dewey Messer is new to the
DTH. "My family thought I might become a
lawyer, but lately I haven't cared about grades.
So being of ornery mind and body, I now become
an editorial writer." Dewey is a junior journalism
major from Whittier, about an hour west of
Asheville. He hates the brakelights in the rear
windows of new cars.
University Editor Grant Parsons is a "mis
placed Calif ornian" who "has just discovered
what 'rat' means as in 'all rat. " He's here
to keep the more staid of our members on their
toes. His "faves" are the BMW RM 100, Hunter
Thompson, modern architecture, Bob Dylan,
long roadtrips and warm months when he doesn't
need gloves and a scarf to ride his motorcycle.
Features Editor Denise Smitherman, Gemini,
is a sophomore journalism major from Greens
boro. Her favorite color is green, her favorite
musician is Al Jarreau and her one true passion
is for shrimp and grits at Crook's Corner. We
hear Denise is too nice a person to hate anything.
Associate Editor Stuart Tonkinson, Capri
corn, remembers when Walter Spearman was just
getting his start at the DTH. A senior English
major from St. Louis, Stuart likes the White
Animals, Moonlighting, rum and Cokes and
nachos at Papagayo's. Stuart maintains strict
journalistic standards: for example, he. tells us
"I would never quote myself in an article."
We'd tell you about editor Jim Zook, but
you're probably ; sick of hearing about him,
Most of the staff is young, and it will be an
adventure getting used to working side by side
with students of such diverse interests. But from
that mix of personalities, interests and back
grounds will come a vibrant and vital DTH. Well
seek to prove this year that the whole can be
greater than the sum of its parts. .
Carolina parents can be true-blue fans
To the editor
Why is the Carolina Athletic
Association paranoid of "outsid
ers" using their precious tickets
to see a UNC basketball game?
Recently, I tried to get my
parents into the Clemson game
in the SAC. No luck. Why?
Student tickets. So what hap
pened to those tickets, those
designated seats? They went
Well, tell me, would it have
mattered that a non-student sat
in them? We were there with the
tickets; we could have used them
if only my parents had been
students. Instead the seats were
simply left empty.
Good work," C A A. We sure
wouldn't want arfy of those nasty
non-students defiling our majes
tic Student Activities Center.
Seriously, why couldnt my
parents (who pay my tuition
anyway) use my tickets to watch
the best college basketball team
in America play on its home
Are you afraid some students
may not get to go to the game
because my parents were in their
rightful seats? Well then, tell me
how I got the extra tickets in the
first place. My suitemate and my
fiancee's roommate, neither of
whom could attend the game,
had given me the tickets to use.
So who were the deprived stu
dents? Two students, who had
every right to use their tickets,
had given up their "sovereign"
tickets to get my parents into the
I don't see where anyone was
deprived except for my par
ents and myself.
Is there a similiar rule concern
ing the Rams Club's tickets?
Must anyone using a Rams Club
ticket present a membership card
lest they be turned away as are
those without proper student
identification? I doubt it. It is a
common practice of many Rams
Club members to give away
heaven forbid to sell their
tickets to friends or business
acquaintances who are not Rams
North Carolina is a state of
millions, many of whom are Tar
Heel fans. Only a minute few
have ever witnessed a UNC
basketball game in person. How
ever, thousands would love to
have the opportunity. Why not
give these people the chance via
a legitimately acquired student
ticket? Or, further, why even
designate a ticket as "student" or
otherwise. A ticket is a ticket,
and, as far as I know, all those
who use them are human. Why
question how or where one got
his ticket? Does it matter?
I'm not saying that the distri
bution system should be
changed; I think it is working
well. But if a student wants to
forfeit his personal use of a
"deserved" student ticket to a
non-student (i.e., to a friend of
parent), then give me one reason
why he should not be allowed
to do so.
Even a non-student can cheer
more loudly than an empty seat.
To the editor:
I'm sure we all remember
dinnertime scenes when mom
saw we weren't eating our liver
and threatened to send us to our
room. If that didn't work, she
pulled the old guilt trip and
reminded us that there were
millions of starving kids in Africa
who wold love to eat that liver.
We were made to appreciate, or
at least to eat, the food we had
through comments like that.
Maybe we felt guilty, but the
problem was so distant it hardly
touched our lives.
Today we still feel guilty when
confronted with world hunger,
or helpless, powerless, frustrated.
Still, the problem doesn't touch
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our lives very often, except
through an occasional news
report or the Live Aid concerts.
Yet the problem remains and
must be dealt with. ,
. The statistics alone are fright
ening. Every year, 13 to 18
million people die due to hunger
and malnutrition. Every single
minute of every hour of every
day, 24 humans die as a result
of hunger. The numbers are
Well, cheer up. The problem
is , not hopeless, you. are not
powerless. The hunger our world
experiences today is not caused
by overpopulation, scarcity, or
technlogical inefficiency. It is
caused by poverty, and the
unequal distribution of our
resources. These are causes
which can be remedied.
There are viable solutions to
the world hunger problem; solu
tions that you can learn more
about. The Hunger Responsibil
ity Committee of the Campus Y
is holding a Hunger Awareness
Banquet to inform students both
about world hunger and their
role in ending it. The banquet
is on Monday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
in Union room 206. All inter
ested students are welcome to
attend. There will be a table in
the Pit with more information
and a sign-up sheet.
Putting an end to hunger will
take hard work, and above all,
commitment. However, we, are
not powerless; all that is needed
is the will to solve the problem!
Please come by the table in the
Pit, go to the banquet, show that
you care and have the will. There
are solutions, and it's YOU that
makes the difference,
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The official record ffroinm the Brady trial
Editor's Note: The following is a statement
released by the Student Supreme Court. A formal
decision paper will be released at a later date.
FINDINGS OF FACT IN FRIEDMAN V.
The undisputed evidence indicates that in
November of 1985, several of David Brady's
fraternity brothers approached him with the idea
of ordering "David Brady for President" T-shirts.
Brady consulted with Elections Board Chairman
Bruce Lillie about the matter. Together Lillie
and Brady read the spending provisions of the
elections laws. Lillie indicated to Brady that
expenditures made on Brady's behalf with
Brady's knowledge and consent would be
considered Brady campaign expenses.
The uncontradicted testimony at trial further
shows that on Saturday, Feb. 1, Brady saw two
persons wearing the T-shirts at the Clemson
basketball game. These persons were not
campaign workers. Brady testified that the
existence of the T-shirts was a surprise to him;
that is, that he had heard nothing of the T-shirts
between the November meeting with Lillie and
the Clemson game.
The next important event occurred on
Monday, Feb. 3, the day before the elections.
Brady testified that at approximately 5 p.m. he
was talking with John Fanney okn the balcony
of the 10th floor of Morrison. As they spoke,
John McClanahan, a Brady campaign manager,
approached them carrying a bag of the "David
Brady for President" T-shirts. Brady said to
McClanahan: "I don't see those. That's your
Neither after the Clemson game nor after the
events on the Morrison balcony did Brady take
any action with regard to the T shirts. He did
not make any inquiry as to where they came
from, who was responsible for them, how many
there were, how many had been distributed or
how much they cost. He did not even contact
the Elections Board office for their advice.
SYNOPSIS OF SUPREME COURT OPIN
ION IN FRIEDMAN V. BRADY
The Court questions Brady's judgment in
failing to take any action when the T-shirts first
came to his attention on Saturday, Feb. 1.
However, our scope of review is limited to
whether the Elections Board was clearly in error.
We hold that the Board was not clearly erroneous
when it found that Brady did not give consent
by failing to act when he first learned of the
T-shirts. Brady saw only two T-shirts that
Saturday, their presence was a surprise to him,
and the persons wearing them were not campaign
On Monday, Feb. 3, Brady saw one of his
campaign managers carrying a bag of the T-
shirts. He acknowledged the T-shirts and the
worker, telling the worker, "I dont see those;
that's your department." By this conduct, the
Court finds that Brady consented to the
distribution of the T-shirts on his behalf. His
conduct, which may be characterized as willful
blindness, was in flagrant disregard of both the
spirit and the letter of the campaignn spending
laws. To hold that a candidate could circumvent
the spending limit simply by turning his head,
when he knows of the existence of materials and
is in a position to control their use, would be
to render spending limits meaningless.
However, plaintiffs failed to show how many
T-shirts were left at the time Brady consented
to their use. Accordingly, the proof fails to show
whether the materials to which Brady consented
, put him over the spending limit.
The Court thus affirms the decision of the
Elections Board not to disqualify David Brady.
Chief Justice Norberg. Associate Justices Furr
and Lathrop, . Emergency Justice Culbreath
concur with the majority opinion.
Associate Justice Fountain dissents. He would
hold that the Elections Board erred as a matter
of law by failing to find that Brady consented
to the use of the T-shirts. Associate Justice
Fountain would hold that when the T-shirts first
came to Brady's attention on Saturday, he
consented by failing to take any action to discover
their source and to prohibit their use.